Oprah Throws Lavish Party For Maya Angelou
Billionaire Oprah spared no expense to ensure everything was perfect for Maya - the woman she considers her second mother.
Oprah forked out more than $500,000 (GBP330,000) to rent the plush 88-acre GRAYLYN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, near Maya's home. She also paid out hordes of cash on fine food and liquor; flowers, trees and landscaping; six circus-size tents; two dance floors, sound systems and lighting; guest transportation, and security.
A reveller recalls, "Oprah told Maya, 'Listen here, girlfriend, you think this birthday party is something special, then wait to see what I'm going to do when you turn 100!'"